Kids Swimming this Summer and beyond!

Kids Swimming this Summer and beyond!
BY Virgin Active South Africa
Posted On 5 January, 2023

Summer and swimming are the perfect pair. The sun is out, beaches are calling, and the pool is the ideal spot to cool off. Whether you are new to the activity or an experienced athlete, summer is also an excellent time for kids to boost their swim skills. The holidays may be winding down but we have plenty of balmy afternoons and evenings ahead of us and as you begin to prepare for the new school year, we are sure swimming lessons are on your list of things to think about.

  • In summer, kids will find themselves with many opportunities to have fun in the water. Every child wants to be able to swim independently and at Virgin Active we offer Learn to Swim lessons to embrace this life skill.
  • There is extra time to focus on tricky skills. For advanced swimmers, summer is a great opportunity to fill schedules with additional pool sessions that are not available during the school year. Practice is crucial to progressing in the sport and come autumn and winter, those who spent time in the water during the summer will have a leg up on their competition.
  • It keeps kids active. With less structure, it can be tempting for kids to spend a lot of hours in front of the TV. Encouraging children to swim helps them develop a healthy lifestyle at an early age. Once children learn this vital life skill, they can jump in a pool at any time and benefit from a low-impact, high-intensity workout. It truly is a sport you can do for life.
  • Swimming improves social skills. The nature of swimming is to have fun and make friends while mastering all or new skills.

Why these are all great reasons to take the kids to the pool during the summer, the most important thing is that you enjoy yourselves! Swimming, and especially kids swimming, is all about enjoying the water, practising your technique, playing games or spending time with the family.

Virgin Active has more than 130 swimming pools conveniently situated around the country, and we can’t wait to see you in a pool near you! Please complete this quick form if you are interested in swimming lessons for your child.